'This Is So Stupid': Tucker Battles Dem Lawmakers Over Comey Hearing, Russia Probe
Following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Tucker Carlson battled two Democratic lawmakers over what we learned from the hearing.
Tucker argued that perhaps the most important revelation to emerge from Comey's testimony is that allegations about collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia are starting to look weaker than ever.
He explained that Comey not only confirmed that Trump was never under FBI investigation, he also offered no evidence or testimony suggesting the president should be under investigation.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) pointed out that while Trump himself may have not been the subject of the Russia probe, his campaign most certainly was. He said that's why it was inappropriate for Trump to fire Comey in the middle of that investigation.
"If he wanted us to talk about jobs, he should have left Comey in place, let the investigation move forward, say to the American people, 'There's nothing to hide here, I'm not going to lie about it,'" Ryan said.
"This is so stupid," Tucker replied, arguing that Democrats are using this so-called "scandal" to distract from the fact that they've alienated their base and don't have good solutions for Americans' problems.
"Instead of dealing with their problems, it's like, 'Russia! Russia! Russia!' Tucker said. "And I'm just waiting for the day when someone can say, 'Is there evidence?'"
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) said we're still learning about more about contact between Trump campaign officials and Russia, including Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.
"Let's face it, every week, more and more trickles out," Pocan said.
Tucker argued there's simply no evidence of wrongdoing, and being questioned as part of an investigation is far from being guilty.
"Liberals are arguing to imply something is the same as to prove it," he said. "I think this whole story is a massive lie, I think it's mass hysteria at its worst, and I think it's scary how people can get so irrational."
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